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Offline here2stay

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Scissor Leveling Jacks
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:54:21 AM »
We are looking at a 2005 Starcraft Travelstar 21 and the camper seems to have a lot of movement when walking around or even rolling over on the bed.  Would replacing the stabilizers with scissor jacks help this problem?  Are there other better products out there that we should consider?
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Re: Scissor Leveling Jacks
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2013, 04:15:15 PM »
Barring anything physically wrong with the trailer, I've found a couple of things help with the shaking and rolling:

1) Use BAL X-Chocks or similar.  They brace the wheels against each other so there's virtually *no* movement, and the X shape wedges even more if it tries to roll.  I still put regular chocks in place on the high side as an additional safety measure, but it's never been necessary.

2) Don't extend the jack or stabilizers any more than necessary.  I have 40+ Lynx levelers.  I typically only use a handful for actual leveling purposes and the remainder for putting under the jack and stabilizers.  I've noticed that the more you extend them, the more they can move and cause the movement you're feeling.  Also, the stabilizers should be snug.  I usually lower them until I feel it resist a little, then turn another 3/4 to 2 turns depending on how far they're extended and how soft the ground is.

If you want to take it to another level to eliminate movement:
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« Last Edit: July 20, 2013, 04:58:20 PM by twstdpear »

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Re: Scissor Leveling Jacks
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2013, 12:04:18 AM »
Take note that both your current style and the scissor style are stabilizers, not leveling jacks...  using them to level can cause damage to the trailers frame....

 

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